I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Keep a Door Open

From the Tarot of the Absurd, the Nine of Coins; from the Post-psychedelic Cyberpunk, the Internet:
          The tree on this Nine of Coins is shaped in the form of the Hebrew letter Beit/Bet, which literally means 'house.' It is both a dwelling place and sanctuary. Shanahan writes about this card:
I am the fulfillment of my
desire— having sown
I reap command— command!
Her persistent effort has led to her financial independence, allowing her freedom in other areas of her life. But with such success comes additional responsibilities. Falkov describes the Internet as a worldwide electronic network that provides communication, a marketplace, a library of knowledge, and a stage for entertainment. Yet it also sustains hackers, trolls, and misinformation disguised as fact. It's enough to make a person want to hide in her house; thankfully one side is open as a reminder to (as the Goo Goo Dolls put it) 'let love in.' The obligations we accumulate and the dark side of humanity we must deal with doesn't discount the wonder and potential that is also there. When, as Wordsworth writes, "the world is too much with us," we need to seek out some of that beauty and joy to remind us that life isn't all bad.


  1. It has been a damp morning here a bit like the Lake District where Wordsworth lived. Now it is dry I'm off to seek out beauty in the lush greenery the rain helps to provide :) Great post thank you.

    1. Thank you! The heat and humidity have been so intense here that I walk no later than 7am. But going out that early allows me to see some wildlife I might otherwise miss. :)

  2. there is always the high side of the coin, we seem to forget that in a frenzy of everything is broken...

    1. Yep, we always have a choice to turn our attention elsewhere or keep our blinders on.